Sublime (2007)




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Admitted to the surgery ward for a routine colonoscopy, forty-year old George Grieves (Thomas Cavanagh) finds himself forced to confront his greatest fear when his surroundings take an unsettling shift towards the surreal. Immediately after awakening from his anesthesia, George is horrified to discover that the surgeon has performed the wrong operation on him. Now, as George's mental and physical condition begins to deteriorate rapidly, he discovers that something is horribly amiss in the hospital's East Ward. But in order to find out the truth about what's been happening in the East Ward, George will have to come face to face with the most sadistic nurse around, and make a difficult decision that promises to alter the course of his entire life.
Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Tom Cavanagh
as George Grieves
John Rubinstein
as Lichterhand
Jordi Caballero
as Friar Lazaro Mate
Lilyan Chauvin
as European Nurse
Cas Anvar
as Dr. Sharazi
Michael Gregory
as The Face
Susan Santiago
as Gisella
Sujata Ray
as Young Quecha Indian Girl
Dan Gerrity
as The Bald Man
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Critic Reviews for Sublime

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

It's less a visual tour-de-force than force-fed pretentious shots meant to convey artistry.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic

It was kinda fun...watching poor George's deteriorating predicament. I kept thinking of Monty Python's Black Knight.

Full Review… | April 30, 2008
Movie Metropolis unpleasant and flat-out unwatchable piece of work...

Full Review… | April 9, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

Whether you'll stick with the movie through to its disappointing end will depend entirely on your stomach for blood, dismemberment, and, ultimately, copouts of epic proportion.

March 21, 2007

Still, even with Krantz's misplaced political advocacy, Sublime comes across as an impressive feature.

Full Review… | March 13, 2007
7M Pictures

Relatively-sophisticated for a sci-fi horror flick, this psychological thriller scares the bejesus out of you while subtly using malpractice as metaphor for a generally unacknowledged aspect of American culture.

Full Review… | March 12, 2007

Audience Reviews for Sublime

Maybe... if you spend your life worrying... then the only way that your life will have meaning is if what you fear becomes real.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer


A man goes to the hospital for a routine colonoscopy, but finds himself drugged, bearing strange scars and increasingly unable to tell reality from his paranoid fantasy. A promising scenario undone by rookie directing mistakes: it drags in the beginning, creates a nice sense of mystery and dread in the middle, then blows it with an anticlimax.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer


I really wish this movie didn't take so long to get where it was going. Granted, it is one of the most terrifying concept for a film I have ever seen: the horror stems from the compounding medical errors visited upon the protagonist. I wasn't really on board for the twist at the end, but I cannot say that this is a bad movie. It didn't deserve to be as big as it was, but it's pretty respectable.

Emily Armstrong
Emily Armstrong

Super Reviewer

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